Baby Owl Cardigan is a classic design, meant to be worn on a day when baby is feeling kind of nostalgic for the old days, like when grandma was a girl, and baby wants to dress the part. Paired with a pretty white smocked dress and this baby will be ready for any elegant picnic that might come her way.
I just LOVE, absolutely LOVE this pattern by Janice Straker.
Janice, Penny's mother, did not originate the idea of turning cables into teensy owls,
but she was probably the first to write it down as a formal pattern.
The cardigan was photographed on a pretty baby quilt that I made a few years ago
when I taught my friends how to piece and quilt.
Baby might take this quilt with her on her fancy picnic.
The squares were cut from discontinued designer fabric samples
and include some of the prettiest bits of fabric.
The white embroidered lace square is perhaps my favorite square of the quilt.
It's a sample from a discontinued Italian sheet from Sferra.
|I backed the quilt in this crazy brown floral. Quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted by me.|
Two more pictures of the cardigan, front and back.
And also a picture of a perfectly beautiful rose,
a David Austin beauty called Climbing Eden.
It's definitely one of our favorites
and covers one side of an arbor that is an entrance to our vegetable garden.
That is it for the baby knits for a wee while.
I've got things for me on my needles right now
and looking forward to some lazy days of knitting.